Tamil Diplomat

Ireland one win away from India qualification

Ireland women wrapped up a third successive success in their T20 World Cup qualifying campaign with a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe in Bangkok.

Not for the first time, it was an excellent bowling performance from the Girls in Green that paved the way for the emphatic victory.

Isobel Joyce set the standard with excellent figures of 4-20, while Robyn Lewis added a valuable 2-9 as Zimbabwe batted first.

Lucy O’Reilly (1-7 from 3), Kim Garth (1-12 from 4) and Ciara Metcalfe (1-13 from 4) supported superbly as despite a good start, Zimbabwe were bowled out for just 78 with 1 of their 20 overs left unused at the end.